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Michael Ficker

Michael Ficker

Senior Project Manager

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Biography

Michael Ficker, Senior Project Manager, began working for Lerch Bates in 2022 and is currently working in the Lerch Bates’ Dallas office providing forensics and rehabilitation/design services. Previously, Mr. Ficker worked for Nelson Forensics as a Senior Project Director in Plano, Texas.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Pre-engineered and conventional steel analysis and design, material estimation, and costing of institutional, industrial, and commercial steel structures.
  • Analysis and design of cold-form steel and aluminum structures and components.
  • Evaluation and retrofit design of existing steel structures for current code compliance.

Related Experience

  • Mr. Ficker’s work includes design of new structural systems, and analysis and retrofit of existing structures. The following examples are representative of Mr. Ficker’s professional experience, but are not an exhaustive listing:
    • Evaluation and retrofit design of existing steel structures for current code compliance;
    • Building envelope assessments and water intrusion analyzes of commercial structures;
    • Analysis and design of structural components: aluminum canopies and walkway covers, and cold-form storage mezzanines;
    • Analysis and design of aluminum curtain wall systems for high-rise buildings;
    • Analysis and design of aluminum storefronts;
    • Structural design for a five-story office building with non-composite floors, and special concentrically braced steel frames;
    • Structural steel design for a 100,000 square foot, three-story storage building with non-composite floors;
    • Structural evaluation of an existing steel racking system for code compliance.

Education

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1995
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, 2017
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    Master of Business Administration, 2011
  • University of Texas at Arlington
    Master of Science in Quantitative Finance, 2013

Registrations and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in twenty-two states (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin).